10 Ways CBD in Cannabis Can Improve Your Health


One of the reasons I have been able to successfully use cannabis as medicine for multiple health issues is because it contains a compound called cannabidiol (CBD). This CBD component is responsible for regulating many functions in the body. It is kind of a big deal.

This week I have found myself in more than one conversation with people about CBD. It seems that a lot of people, even the ones who use cannabis, are not always too familiar with what CBDs could do for them to improve their health ailments.

So, I give you 10 ways that CBD could improve your health:

1) CBD is an antibacterial and slows bacterial growth. This is significant for those of us who are dealing with an imbalance of bad bacteria which can cause health problems such as gum disease, heart disease, and intestinal issues.

2) When you take CBD, it does not cause the typical “high” associated with cannabis. In fact, CBD works as a partner with THC to balance its psychoactive effects. My personal experience with high CBD cannabis medicines is that they leave me clear-headed, positive, energetic, and relaxed. I describe this state as feeling like myself.

3) CBD reduces inflammation. Let me repeat that, CBD reduces inflammation!! Inflammation in the body causes disease. Less inflammation, less disease.

4) CBD promotes bone growth. How many people do you know that have a musculoskeletal deficiency who would benefit from a non-toxic, natural medicine for bone growth? When I first learned that taking cannabis could keep my bones strong I think I may have teared up. There are not too many things I wouldn’t do to be able to age without a degenerating, scoliotic spine so to know that this is one of the potential benefits of the CBD medicine that I am taking leaves me feeling incredibly grateful.

5) CBD reduces function in the immune system. If you suffer with an autoimmune disorder calming your overactive immune system down is vital for your continuing health. When my immune system is overactive I have all sorts of funky things happen to me: migraines, body pain, numb fingers and toes, and so on. Having a medicine that can help me regulate immune function is more valuable to me than the words can find.

6) CBD relieves anxiety. How lovely is that? I’m a relatively even tempered person, I think, but I do deal with anxiety. I am aware that this is a side effect of having chronic pain but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. CBD’s allow me to relax and feel like somebody who can handle the regular stresses of life during spells of anxiety.

7) CBD relieves pain. This is by far the most dramatic thing that CBD does for me personally. To be able to have relief from the pain that is debilitating you and locking you within your body feels like absolute freedom.

8) CBD suppresses muscles spasms. I actually had to think about the last time I had muscle spasms because it has been a while. I used to get them all the time before I started using medicinal cannabis but now they are something that I used to get.

9) CBD reduces blood sugar levels. High blood sugar can cause havoc in the body. Ask any person with diabetes and they will tell you that regulating your blood sugar is vital to one’s health and vitality.

10) CBD reduces seizures. I don’t have personal experience with this one but I do know of people who have been able to reduce and in some cases stop the seizures that they experience by using high CBD cannabis.


11) CBD inhibits cancer cell growth. Oh, did I mention it fights cancer?

I am just scratching the surface here of what CBDs  can do for the body but that is a pretty impressive list, isn’t it?

How does one effectively get CBDs in their body? You’ll have to first seek out cannabis strains and medicines that contain high CBD. This will require a little homework and probably a little shopping around to find the one that is right for you. The most superior ways that I have found to get CBD through cannabis is by regularly taking it orally or applying it topically to the skin.

I would just like to add that my life drastically changed for the better when I found cannabis medicines with high CBDs. Thankfully I live in a part of the world that allows me to have safe access to this medicine.

May you have safe access to CBD too.


64 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bobbi Jo on September 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Would love to know a simple way to do my pain control. I got some drops but I think the lack of knowledge at the 2 places I went to was apparent. Are you willing to share what you take , how much and source? I think I need a trip to Seattle!


    • Hi Bobbi Jo,

      I would love to share. I currently take a dropper-full of high CBD tincture (from Odin Raven’s Apothecary) and apply a lavender cannabis massage oil (from Sativa Valley.) On the days that I need more than that I will layer that with a little vaporizer session as needed and sometimes take another dropper-full of CBD tincture or medicate my lunch with canna oil around noon. I occasionally use a cannabis grapeseed oil in my dinner to get a dose of night time medicine before bed.
      Every day is different though so the amount and frequency of what I take changes. Also, when I have access to raw cannabis my need for any other cannabis medicine drops dramatically, as does my pain. It takes a little experimenting to find out what your body responds to best.
      When you are in Seattle I recommend going to the World Famous Cannabis Farmer’s Market where you can see many different vendors all in one place. I always have better luck finding awesome stuff at the markets. May you find relief for your pain.


    • Posted by Melissa on December 3, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Hey Bobby, I take med for pain, however I was able 5o reduce or not use at all my very strong pain medication. It wasn’t until I began withdraw that I realized how much relief I got. I use 50 MG of cbd oil in pill form. As I am still trying different brands, some take a little longer than others. Google has some good info it just takes time. There is even a place I think called Dixie botanical that has a list of places to steer clear from bc there product either didn’t contain any of enough of the cbd. I’m out now to start my son on it for many health problems. Hope this helps. If u need further help I’m at maweigh@gmail.com.


  2. This is a great aticle! So full of information for helping people understand the helpfulness of the new found CBDs!!! I will share!!!


  3. The easiest way to get CBDs is by ingesting fresh cannabis. As the plant dries, THC content goes up, CBD content goes down.


  4. Love this. I am familiar with the ORA products including their body line, as well as Canndibis who make tincture, lollipops, peanut butter, massage oil and CBD capsules as well. Nothing but positive things to say about both.

    CBD is pretty amazing for my internal pain and inflammation. I’m pleased you are helping people onto the path!


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  6. Posted by Nikki Clark on February 18, 2014 at 1:24 am

    I know I will most likely want to respond to this again, once I read it again and do some research. Right now, I am having a difficult time calming my hands and controlling the tears….I pray this is for real….I am slowly dying…I experience most of the above symptoms – along with numerous others. I’m not sure what else, besides my last breath, that my illnesses haven’t stolen or left shattered….
    My daughter works graveyards and often texts me sites – knowing I’m usually lying awake most of the night, while my pain and sleep deprivation duke it out….
    If this is legit – I will spend the rest of my life striving to bring health back to others in any way I can…
    This has brought nourishing tears to feed the seed of hope…


    • Nikki, Your sincere words melt my heart and remind me why I am writing this blog. Cannabis is amazing for so many ailments without harsh side effects and has forever changed my health and life for the better. I encourage you to try it if you are able to. Love, Hope, and Warmest Hugs to you.


    • Posted by preferredduck on February 25, 2014 at 12:43 am

      Please have you and everyone you know email and call your state amd federal reps esp if it helps your proble, s with your health so we all can be healthy if we choose. For the last 3 years since my pain management doc stopped testimg for herb and became an advocate I have felt a million times better. I sleep, I eat, my pain doesnt cause me to throw up anymore but twice a year instead of twice a month or more. I also havent been sick by any infection of the spew anc poo iruses floating around hard lately and I have a 7 year old. My pain level is so much more in comtrol and I dont have to take near as much pain meds as before. Believe it or not the govt has patents on pot being the cure for 25 types of cancer. Why go through all the trouble yet say its bad unless you have a reason which is big pharma and oil dont want it legal because they fear a decline in profits. If the legal stuff for medi al is close by you can drive there jjst obey trafficlaws on the way back. Heck if I had enough people I trust I would fly there and ship edibles like rhe nutella like peanut butter to folks but I would need to have enough to cover my expenses and a little spending cash for me since I could use the same at home because ifs not legal hefe yet for medical even. I think the hemp oil is legal to buy online allover so just look into it amd Im sure it will help you out as it does me and many I knkw for a wide range of things.


      • Thanks for reading and sending comments. Hemp and peace to you.

      • Posted by Carol Houle on October 9, 2015 at 8:59 pm

        Preferredduck I’m wondering if you’ve ever been tested for Lymes disease? Your first few sentences is what I was experiencing hard core before being a diagnosis of lymes disease and its co infections. I was Throwing up and had diarrhea straight for 5 yrs and kept having to be hospitalized 2 during that time. Think Malaria lymes is akin to that. I kept thinking dysentery at that time because of the forementioned symptoms. I also thought that is normally a third world country disease? NOT ALWAYS the case after all.

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  8. Posted by Cynthia Eley on February 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

    How would a person get rid product?


    • If you are trying to get CBD products in the state of Washington right now, you would need to have a doctor’s medical marijuana recommendation. From there you can find products at collective access points, cannabis farmer’s markets, and from MMJ farmers/patients. Good luck!


      • Posted by Neil Meharg on October 10, 2015 at 9:37 am

        I bought a strain in a recreational shop that is 16% CBD with low THC, I have strains that are very high in the THC. I find mixing the two relieves pain, inflamation and is a relaxing way to go to sleep. I am trying to get the higher levels of the CBD into my body. Good medicine, so glad I live where it is legal. I hope that is the case soon so all can get their medicine legally.

  9. I’d love to get your oil because I know that the quality and contain the CBD which would be good for my illness I was wondering if this oil can be healthy psoriasis
    .Thank you’re the best I love the CBD this year I bought limbs of your seed, and at Outdoor Mix I hope I succeed


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  13. Posted by Brian white on March 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Cbd is amazing I have been dealing with anxiety, torn rotator cup and asthma.I have been taking cheeba chew which contains 50mg of cbd & 2mg of thc it really helps with my shoulder and chest inflammation and over all pain.The pain was so bad in my upper left chest I thought there was something wrong with my heart I would get panic attacks thinking I was having a heart attack since taking cbd on a regulary basis the pain has almost completely gone away


  14. Posted by Angela Cope on June 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Was wondering if you just ingest the oil on its own or mix it with food? I’m trying this as my last hope for terminal cancer. …I’m a 35 year old mother of 5…..Thank you


  15. Posted by Kevin on July 10, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I am looking for an edible or tincture with high CBD content and zero (or extremely extremely low) THC — If Cheeba Chews really are 50mg CBD and only 2mg THC – they would be absolutely perfect.. Does anyone know where I can aquire these in the Seattle/Redmond area or anything of similar CBD/THC ratio in an edible or tincture?


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  17. Posted by Terri Yates on November 6, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I have been suffering from CFS/ME, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Migraines (15-16/month) and high anxiety/depression for 8 years now. I have no life and very home-bound. Have been through the gambit of prescrip meds that the list is probably 10 pages long and I have a very sensitive system and react badly to almost all the drugs I have tried. Been told by several people to try medical marijuana but was always to afraid to. But desperation has finally made me take a step in this direction. I am still in the processing part of getting accepted/licensed for having the product. Is it true that it has cured your migraines? Anxiety? I am so clueless when it comes to Marj. that I really need help with this. In Canada it only comes in the form of buds. Do you think I will react to this badly or is it a gentler drug on the body?


    • Hi Terri,
      Good luck and welcome to medical marijuana. Since you have access to buds, I recommend vaping the flower which can be very helpful for anxiety, depression, and short term pain relief. If you are able to cook with it and eat it, that should provide several hours of body relief. My experience has been that cannabis is much gentler than anything else I have been prescribed.
      Stay Positive, Be Well,


  18. Posted by Meri on February 4, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I am trying to find scientific research on CBDs ( their health benefits ) for a paper I am doing. Do you know of any? Where would be a good location to find reputable sources for my paper? Thanks for your help, seems like you know a lot.


  19. Posted by peg on February 11, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Can a patient take to much high cbd cold pressed cannabis tincture. I need a tincture knowledgeable person to help me. I live on Oregon.my mom has luekenia and we are trying to find out if she can take to much cannabis. Her tincture does not cause her to be “high”


    • Hi Peg, I am curious if you know the strength of the tincture she is taking. I would want to find that out. I would be concerned about taking too much tincture but not too much CBD, depending on what it is made with. Look into how you can layer different methods of consuming cannabis medicine. Raw juicing, topicals, suppositories…saturate her system with cannabinoids without the ‘high’. Sending you and your mom the warmest hugs. Thank you for reading!


  20. Posted by jordysigler@yahoo.com on April 20, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    I’m concerned with helping a couple of skeptics, one with inflammation and lupus and the other with depression, anxiety and a sense that he has a “cognitive [processing] issue that no one has been able to determine or define detail, cause or treatment for.
    Dr. TwiceBaked is it? Where can I find documented evidence? I can’t pose these health benefits as true “because TwiceBaked said so”.
    I myself seem to have atypical response to THC. I get stupid, forgetful, mumble, ramble and dance vigerous double time like nobody’s watching.


  21. Posted by Nhlfreak on April 23, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Bho yuck!


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  23. Posted by rob allen on June 27, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I have been using cbd ticture for a month and a half. It has really helped me with my crohns disease. Its not cheap but its better than all the painkillers and other crap they have me on. It will make me a little dizzy for a minute or two.


  24. Posted by Tricia on July 22, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Did u start with a couple of drops of cbd tincture then increase ? After how long?? Is the strength of all tinctures the same??


    • Hi Tricia, Not all CBD oils and tinctures are the same at all. I have one that provides about 10mg of CBD per dropperful and I can easily take that as needed through the day. Know where your CBD products are being made and from what source- Chinese hemp or local cannabis?


  25. Posted by mary on July 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Thank you so much for this blog! I have been doing a lot of research lately but still confused on the products, how much to take, etc. I live in a state where medical marijuana is not legal (dang!) however, as you know, I can purchase CBD from various websites. When you refer to the products you are taking, are they strictly CBD in content or something else that I could not have access to? This question is for both you and Rob….my brother is suffering from Crohns and I’m trying desperately to help him. I just started taking the Hemp CBD complex by Cibdex (I mg per squirt!) Testing out 4 mg/day. Any info would be greatly appreciated so that I better understand the CBD aspect.


    • Great questions. Not all CBD is the same and not all products are the same. The CBD plants I refer to are specific strains of medical marijuana with a high percentage of CBD in the plant. The CBD products available in your state is likely made with imported industrial hemp. Not to say they may not be helpful, but it is a different product.


  26. Posted by Gredog on August 5, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    After starting a high CBD strain yesterday, chronic pain caused by a deteriorating hip joint is all but gone. Stairs? No problem. Getting into the car? I felt like I was 40 again!

    I’d been using high THC products up until this point. If the pain stays at bay, colour me a believer in high CBD strains of cannabis.

    BTW, The strain I started using was Mettrum Blue #1. THC 7% CBD 11%


  27. Posted by debra grace on August 6, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I have a broken back and am in chronic pain. I am allergic to most all pain medication. I try and use natural products verses synthetic. I am very interested in this product.


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  31. Posted by loo on November 17, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Hello, are canabbis, CBD help with endometriosis?How Should I Take Cannabis to Treat Endometriosis?


    • HI loo, I know a few women who use cannabis for their endometriosis and they use it in a number of ways such as in a topical form on the belly and back, CBD tinctures, vaping for acute pain, and even as a suppository.


  32. Posted by Kasper Kristiansen on January 23, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Hey nice article.

    Can you tell me why you write:
    5) CBD reduces function in the immune system.

    I will mean it do it opposite?


  33. Posted by Ouch! on May 9, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    i need to know: does the cbd **really** help with pain? i take 7.5mg norco 3x daily for pretty bad back pain. i hate taking them because there is an epidemic of abuse and people are dying from it. i don’t abuse but i don’t want to take it anymore and don’t want to be dependent on it anymore. if i could use cbd to replace the opiates pills I would love to. but how much pain relief can you really get from it? i mean 4 advil doesn’t even make a dent in this pain so that is why i take the strong pills.

    also, does it **really** not get you a head high because i don’t enjoy the thc high from cannabis anymore. it makes me too introspective and paranoid.

    thank you!!!


    • Hi Ouch! Yes, CBD really does help with my pain. The only way to see how much relief it will bring you is to try it since every body is different. It is not a high, it is a relief. That’s the best answer I have. Best of luck on your health journey. -TBinWA


  34. Posted by Francis peloe on May 29, 2016 at 5:24 am

    this is not a reply ,but a question does / wilL CBD help people with COPD


    • Hi Francis, I have heard of people benefiting from cannabis for all sorts of inflammatory issues. I can’t speak on the specifics of CBD on COPD but I would say it is worth researching more if that is your issue. Thanks for reading! -TBinWA


  35. Posted by Jeff burroughs on June 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Nice article. What ratio fits you best. So many different types of cbd out there.



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